SAINT JOHN – For the fifth time in franchise history, the Saint John Sea Dogs are off to the QMJHL semifinals.
The Sea Dogs advanced to the QMJHL’s final four with a 6-2 game seven victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles tonight at Harbour Station. It was the first game seven in Sea Dogs history.
This is the first time since 2012 – when the team went on to win the President Cup – the Sea Dogs have appeared in the semifinals.
As if the playoffs haven’t had enough drama already, Saint John will play their old rival, the Shawinigan Cataractes, in the semis. It’ll be the first playoff meeting between the two, although they did face each other twice at the 2012 Memorial Cup.
Shawinigan, who finished second in the overall standings, will have home ice advantage for the series. Game one will likely be Friday in #TheShawi.
The other semifinal will feature the Moncton Wildcats taking on the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.